Funding for Industry-Academia Links from Royal Academy of Engineering

Catalysis research at Argonne by Argonne National Laboratory CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
Catalysis research at Argonne by Argonne National Laboratory CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

The Royal Academy of Engineering are offering two funding opportunities to support links between industry and academia.

Visiting Professors

This scheme supports the appointment of senior industrial engineers as Visiting Professors at UK universities. This industry-into-academia initiative aims to utilise the experience of the Visiting Professor to enhance student learning as well as the employability and skills of UK engineering graduates.

Applications are made by the host university in any area of engineering (defined broadly to include computer sciences and materials) and must include a letter of support from the relevant head of department. Visiting Professors must be able to commit a minimum of one day per month over the duration of the three-year award. The deadline for this scheme is 4pm on 23rd May 2016.

Industrial Secondment

The Industrial Secondment Scheme provides an invaluable opportunity for early- to mid-career academics to undertake a collaborative research project in an industrial environment. The scheme aims to strengthen the strategic relationship between the university and the industry host by providing an opportunity to establish or enhance collaborative research between the two parties.

The Academy will contribute up to a maximum of £30k towards salary costs of the applicant paid pro-rata against the amount of time spent at the industrial host institution. Awards can be held up to 6 months full time and 12 months part time. The deadline for this scheme is 4pm on 31st May 2016.

Further details about both of these schemes are available at the links above. Please contact your Faculty Research Funding and Policy Manager if you would like to apply.